Character Naming

As an Author naming your Character is an important step right after coming up with the plot. I am here to help you choose the right character name for you and your story.

Make sure your character name is Genre Appropriate. Make sure if it's a Historical Fiction novel or takes place in a real time period that the name was used then. Or if it's a fictionalized place then you can be as creative as you wish.

Just have fun with naming your character. It is after all your story.

Monday, June 24, 2013


Meaning: (Clear, Bright, Illustrious, Famous, Fame, Medieval English and French form of Claritia, which may have meant “Fame” (from “Clarus” meaning Famous”), but as a given name probably an elaboration of Clara. Also an English form of the French Clarisse, which is a form of Clarissa. It was born by a character that appears in some versions of the medieval romances of Roland and other paladins of Charlemagne.)

Origin: (Latin, Greek, English, French)

 Pronunciation: (Klair-EEs, Kla-reese, KLaeRIYS)

 Gender: Female

Hello, Clarice….LOL! The Silence of the Lambs novel and movie may or may not help you decide whether you want to use this name. I have recently used it in a short story. I like the look and the old fashioned sound of this name. I also love the meanings. I also love saying it because it sounds sort of exotic but looks very English.

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I try to have the most accurate Meanings, Origin and Pronunciations for the names on this blog. It is best though to do research into the names you decide to use for your characters as there can be errors on my blog. Or meanings, origins, and pronunciations I have not seen thus not been able to add to this blog.

Try some of the leading Baby Name Sites and Baby Name or Character Naming books as well.

The baby name sites below are where I collect many of the Names, Origins, and Pronunciations I use on this blog.

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